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Mr. Brooks starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook and William Hurt

Kevin Costner as Mr. Brooks

Kevin Coster goes psycho on us. Nice!!!

It is fun when an actor pleasantly surprises you. I am used to seeing Kevin Costner as a nice guy. It is not that he didn’t play a convict (A Perfect World) or something, but even there, he hadn’t gone all psycho on us.

Mr. Brooks is a very complex character and he really gives you the chills. First of all, he is a “perfect” guy as far as anyone who knows him is concerned. He is a loyal and loving husband and father. He is awarded Man of the Year. But he also has a terrifying addiction: Killing.

He doesn’t entirely enjoy it but he always fights with his alter ego Marshall (played by William Hurt) and his ego usually wins. He is smart, meticulous and impossible to catch. If he makes a mistake, it is conscious- part of him wants to get caught. Kevin Costner’s performance is brilliant and William Hurt rocks as always.

Demi Moore co-stars as the detective out to catch the killer. She has issues on her own. She has family money and her jackass of an ex-husband (Jason Lewis) wants her money. Wouldn’t really wanna be her.

As Mr. Brooks has to deal with her college drop-out teenage daughter (Danielle Panabaker) and the secrets she might keep and battle with his terrifying addiction, he encounters another problem. His last murder (curtains open) is witnessed and photographed and blackmailed by the victims’ neighbor (Dane Cook). But this guy doesn’t just want Money. He wants Brooks to kill, and participate in the event. And you thought Brooks was the only sick character in the movie?

The screenplay is original and the movie is good overall but the movie has some other subplots it doesn’t need and this makes the movie a little too slow and boring at times. Of course everything is subjective- there are people who consider this a masterpiece. I think it needed some extra editing. But kudos to Costner’s performance. I always think he is good but he overdid himself this time.

Not the greatest psychological thriller ever, but definitely a good, small one.

Other Kevin Costner Movies and Posts:

Nicholas Sparks vs Happy Endings- Kevin Costner’s Message in a Bottle

Kevin Costner: An Amazing Lead Who Should Just Stay Away From Sci-Fi

When Adultery is OK- Revenge (Movie Review of Revenge, Starring Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn)

Cheating Celebrity Trivia: 8 Celebs Thay Cheated – feat. Kevin Costner

The New Daughter starring Kevin Costner

Whose movie is it? : A post on Actor/Directors, Screenwriters and Producers – And who gets the last word

Other William Hurt Movies and TV Series

The Big Chill starring Kevin Kline, Glenn Close and William Hurt

Children of a Lesser God starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin

Damages Season 2 Review starring Glenn Close. Co-starring William Hurt, Timothy Olyphant and Ted Danson

Also on Demi Moore and Her Movies

Celebrity Break-Ups You May Not Have Seen Coming- feat. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

Happy Celebrity Couples: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher

The Scarlet Letter starring Demi Moore and Gary Oldman


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2 Responses to “Mr. Brooks starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook and William Hurt”

  1. Terrence says:

    I haven’t seen “Mr. Brooks” I think I would be more into seeing it than “10 things” (Sorry) Now I did like Heath Ledger in Batman, wonderful performance!!

  2. zoey says:

    Ha ha. That’s why I have so many reviews ; ) My taste is pretty diverse, although I tend to favor comedy, action and good romcoms over horror. Yep, Heath was really good!

    P.S: Mr. Brooks won’t probably disappoint.

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